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A Kid in King Arthur's Court

A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)

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Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 7

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27

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Average Rating: 2.5/5
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This comedy offers yet another sanitized and very loose adaptation of Mark Twain's dark satire A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. This time, the story centers on Calvin Fuller, a nerdy young adolescent living in Reseda. The gangly, unsure youth is first seen standing at bat, ready for yet another strike out. Suddenly a terrible earthquake hits and as the others run for safety, the hapless Calvin is swallowed up in a gaping chasm. He falls and falls until he finds himself landing on the head of a

Mar 4, 2003

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (17)

Sitting through it, I found myself shuddering at what Disney may have in store for next summer.

May 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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It is numbingly bland, homogenized and deflated by an utter lack of original wit or charm. Worst of all, it is subtly but conspicuously condescending to its target audience.

May 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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It's a missed opportunity for introducing the Mortal Kombat generation to medieval combat that was really mortal.

May 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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The ragtag adaptation by Michael Part and Robert Levy is familiar fodder run through a blender too high and too fast.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Sluggish and low-energy.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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This lively time-travel fantasy is the clear result of imagination and reflection on the part of writers Michael Part and Robert L. Levy and director Michael Gottlieb and their colleagues, who possess a crucial light touch.

February 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Rarely do the well-financed wizards at Walt Disney Pictures cook up a movie this badly written, acted, and directed.

May 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

Lame and surprisingly awkward from start to finish.

April 25, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

For fantasy to work, two elements are required: an audience willing to suspend its disbelief, and a film able to create its own logically consistent world.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

A negligible piece of juvenile fluff.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Even with Nichols, decent production values, a pair of plucky princesses, and a few pleasant surprises tucked in here and there, A Kid in King Arthur's Court is a pretty prosaic picture.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

An hour and a half video aquarium for the kids.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for A Kid in King Arthur's Court

A Kid in King Arthur's Court is one of those childhood films that are quite forgettable. This is a film that hasn't aged well. This is the type of film that is only worth watching once, and when you get older, you realize that this film isn't a classic like so many other childhood favorite. The film might have been entertaining when I first saw it, but years later, it doesn't do anything for me. The acting wasn't that great, and the gags aren't anything to write home about. This is one childhood film that is plainly stupid. This film doesn't belong among the many childhood classics that I've seen. This is a poorly made film with a bad plot, bad acting and poor directing. The film isn't that entertaining, and it's fairly sloppy overall. A kid in King Arthur's Court is a mediocre, unimpressive film that really doesn't cut it. This isn't a good film, it's a mediocre effort and it really doesn't stand the test of time. I liked it when I was a kid, and looking back now, I can't believe I enjoyed this trash. This film is pathetic, awful entertainment, and this is a film not worth watching. There are so many better family films than this that are actually funny. If you're looking a funny film, pass up on this, as this isn't a good family comedy. Kids may dig it, but it's not something that the entire family will enjoy. This is a missed opportunity to create something that the entire family can enjoy. Stick with Toy Story if you want a better constructed film.
December 5, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Half-assed Disney movie that doesn't really hold up, and was only kinda passable to begin with. I haven't read it, but I think I'd probably enjoy Mark Twain's story far better than this.

If I remember correctly though, Kate Winslet is in this, so that's cool.
August 25, 2010
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Chris Weber

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It was ok.
August 5, 2007
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